Festivals of Japan

Events across Japan. A collection ranging from traditional to seasonal offerings.

Sanuki Toyohama Chohsa Festival - Kagawa

Chohsa are floats adorned in gold embroidery that act as platforms for taiko drums. While the participants in matching happi coats carry the chohsa and parade through otabisho rest stops and squares beating out a drum tune through the streets, they perform Kaki Kurabe (chousa carrying performance) enthusiastically. When night falls, chochin lanterns provide light, creating even more fantastic atomosphere for the performance. The Kaki Kurabe are the highlight of the festival.

Event Dates Every year for three days with the second Sunday in October as the last day.
Event Details This year, in order to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus disease, the Kaki Kurabe and other events have been cancelled.
Official site http://www.chohsa.jp/
Location (venue) Throughout Toyohama-cho, Kanonji City (Toyohama Hachiman Shrine, Ichinomiya Shrine, and others) *Most years
Address 1577-1 Wadahama, Toyohama-cho, Kanonji-shi (Toyohama Hachiman Shrine) *Most years
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Region Shikoku
Category Processions and parades

Event organizers may change the date and time. Please check the official website.

update: Sep.2.2021

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